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Center for Reproduction Rights

Center for Reproductive Rights

Women’s March Partner

Founded: 1992, as Center for Reproductive Law and Policy

Founder: Janet Benshoof

Website: www.reproductiverights.org


1634 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006


  • Has filed state and federal lawsuits demanding access to taxpayer-funded abortions for low-income women.
  • Opposes ban on partial-birth abortion
  • Opposes any pre-abortion counseling or education in clinics, particularly counseling that might encourage a woman to keep, rather than abort, a child
  • Seeks to guarantee abortion-on-demand as a basic, worldwide human right


Private donations and major foundations such as Compton Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Scherman Foundation, the Turner Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

2008 – 2016 federal grants:

Key people:

Center Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors
Meet Our President
Management Team

Center Staff
ILAC Members

Board of Directors


Nancy NorthupPresident & CEO

Kathleen TaitChair

Jonathan KaufeltVice Chair

J.B. KittredgeTreasurer

Phyllis CohenSecretary

Nonnie S. BurnesAssistant Secretary

Board Members

Cynthia Blumenthal

Maria Cardona

Lorraine Clasquin

Nicki Nichols Gamble

Barbara Nan Grossman

David H. Hoffman

Rachel Lam

Heidi Fugeman Lindelof

Janice Mac Avoy

Karla L. Martin

Heather Podesta

Amy Metzler Ritter

Joseph Stern

Management Team

Nancy NorthupPresident & CEO

Lourdes RiveraSenior Vice President, U.S. Programs

Anne MatsuiInterim Chief of External Relations

Erin DaviesVice President, Global Administration & Office Operations

Julie RikelmanLitigation Director, US Legal Program

Lilian SepúlvedaVice President, Global Legal Program

Center Staff

Office of the President

Robin WilligChief of Staff

Marlene HalpernDirector of Pro Bono Services

Sherzod GulamovSenior Operations Associate

Elise ColettaExecutive Assistant

Sherlyn AbdullahAssociate, Office of the President


Kate BernykSenior Director of Communications

Carveth MartinSenior Creative & Designer

Laura BrahmSenior Content Producer

Natalia GarzonSenior Press Officer

Jennifer R. MillerSenior Press Officer

Jeanne McCabeSenior Digital Producer & Project Manager

Jill MizellMessaging & Public Opinion Research Manager

Gavin BroadyPress Officer for U.S. Judicial Strategy

Erin GreenbergManager of Global Digital Strategies

Jane MangwanaCommunications Coordinator, Africa

Katari SporrongGraphic Designer


Anne MatsuiInterim Chief of External Relations

Jill AragonesSenior Director, Development

Ileana FutterSenior Director, Major Gifts

Silvina WeihmüllerSenior Director, Global Development Partnerships

Karlyn BennehoofSenior Major Gifts Officer

Emily RegasMajor Gifts Officer

Emil McGloinSenior Manager of Development Operations

Adrienne AtilesManager of Institutional Giving, Global

Yana DomuschievaManager of Donor Research & Trends

Ashley McGuireSpecial Events Manager

Megan MooreManager of Foundation Relations

Corina LeuSenior Associate, Institutional Giving

Mariel BrownMajor Gifts Associate

Kathleen GoffDevelopment Operations Associate

Jessica McCabeIndividual Giving Associate

Hannah HurmenceDevelopment Assistant

Finance & Administration

Erin DaviesVice President, Global Administration & Office Operations

Kevin GormanSenior Director, Finance & Planning

Mila StolyarSenior Director, Accounting & Compliance

Paul RudySenior Manager, IT

Olivier QuessySenior Manager, Finance & Planning

Wanda EdwardsSenior Manager, Global Compensation & Benefits

Philip BriggsSenior Manager, Global Office Operations

Daina ThomasSenior Accounting Manager, US

Dora FalbergAccounting Manager, International

Tim DedmanIT Operations Manager

Narisara ChamsuwanPayroll Administrator

Luis CastilloOffice Manager

Maggie BohlanderFinance Analyst

Leon ArlineAccounting Associate

Allison EscolasticoOperations Assistant

Global Legal Program

Lilian SepúlvedaVice President, Global Legal Program

Johanna B. FineDirector of Capacity Building

Rebecca BrownDirector of Global Advocacy

Evelyne OpondoRegional Director for Africa

Leah HoctorRegional Director for Europe

Catalina Martínez CoralRegional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean

Alejandra CardenasDeputy Director, Global Legal Program

Katherine MayallSenior Manager, Global Legal Program

Nyasha ChingoreRegional Manager for Africa

Purna ShresthaRegional Manager for Asia

Sonali RegmiRegional Manager for Asia

Payal ShahSenior Legal Adviser

Onyema AfulukweSenior Legal Adviser for Africa

Martin OnyangoSenior Legal Adviser for Africa

Katrine ThomasenSenior Legal Adviser, Europe

Charles AbbottSenior Legal Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean

Paola Salwan DaherGlobal Advocacy Adviser

Selome ArgawLegal Adviser for Africa

Marta GonzálezLegal Advisor for Latin America & the Caribbean

Meera ShahGlobal Advocacy Adviser

Elida Caballero CabreraAdvocacy Adviser for Latin America & the Caribbean

Moreen MajiwaAdvocacy Adviser for Africa

Nina SunGlobal Advocacy Adviser

Mahendra PantaSenior Finance & Office Manager for Asia

Claudia MoyaSenior Operations & Office Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean

Sebastian Rodríguez AlarcónProgram Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean

Victoria OjooRegional Office Manager for Africa

Cristina MocanuRegional Office Manager for Europe

Jessica BouletLegal Fellow for Europe

Beatrice OdalloLegal Fellow for Africa

Diana Carolina MorenoLegal Fellow for Latin America & Caribbean

Juan Felipe RiañoProgram and Office Coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean

Mary GaichiriProgram Associate for Africa

Emma Stoskopf-EhrlichProgram Associate, Global Legal Program

Floriane Murphy BorelLegal Assistant for Europe and Global Advocacy

Yara CalcañoLegal Assistant for Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean

Martina NadeauLegal Assistant for Asia, Capacity Building Initiatives & Institutional Projects

US Programs

Lourdes RiveraSenior Vice President, U.S. Programs

Seth WeintraubAdministrative Manager, U.S. Programs

US Policy and Advocacy Program

Maya RupertSenior Director, Policy & Managing Director, D.C. Office

Kelly BadenDirector of State Advocacy

Risa KaufmanDirector of U.S. Human Rights

Amy Friedrich-KarnikSenior Federal Policy Adviser

Aram SchveySenior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects

Amanda AllenSenior State Legislative Counsel

Agata PelkaState Legislative Counsel

Pilar HerreroHuman Rights Council

Liz WagnerFederal Policy Counsel

Ashley GrayState Advocacy Adviser

Fran LinkinSenior Manager of Research, US

Breana LipscombUS Maternal Health & Human Rights Campaign Manager

Edwith TheogeneAct for Women Campaign Manager

Freya RiedlinState Legislative Fellow

Hannah WheelwrightSenior Program and Policy Associate

Vandana RanjanAdministrative and Office Coordinator

Jesalyn OrtizState Policy and Advocacy Assistant

Jasmine SantanaHuman Rights Assistant

US Legal Program

Julie RikelmanLitigation Director, US Legal Program

Erica SmockDirector of Judicial Strategy

Janet CreppsSenior Counsel

Aracely MuñozSpecial Counsel, Lawyers Network

David BrownSenior Staff Attorney

Autumn KatzSenior Staff Attorney

Scott Ruskay-KiddSenior Staff Attorney for Judicial Strategy

Diana KasdanSenior Staff Attorney for Judicial Strategy

Molly DuaneStaff Attorney

Zoe LevineStaff Attorney

Jenny MaStaff Attorney

Amy MyrickStaff Attorney for Judicial Strategy

Hillary SchnellerStaff Attorney

Genevieve ScottStaff Attorney

Madeline GomezLegal Fellow

Caroline SacerdoteLegal Fellow

Nicole TuszynskiSenior Manager, Lawyers Network

Helen BoltonProgram Associate for US Legal Program

Lindsay KeatingProgram Associate for Judicial Strategy

Ellie GardnerProgram Associate for Judicial Strategy

Margaret CoonsProgram Associate for the Lawyers Network

Kimberly BlairLegal Assistant

Jasmine PeñaLegal Assistant

Rebecca SuldanLegal Assistant

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